Two new variants for the Mitsubishi Strada have been added to the lineup by Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), the GL 4x2 MT, and the Cab and Chassis. These models occupy the most affordable and workhorse-level end of the Strada’s variant lineup. These two vehicles replace the old L200 models, which still had the old face of the last generation. The Strada name is now distinct to all midsize pickup offerings in MMPC’s lineup, with the brand dropping the L200 nameplate from the Philippines.
More consumer-oriented, and not as stripped as the cab and chassis variant, the GL 4x2 MT has a double cab with 4 doors, and a bed. The variant comes in at P1,175,000 and has Mitsubishi’s 2.4-liter MIVEC diesel motor that makes 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. Paired with the manual transmission and 4WD system, this fleet-oriented pickup can serve a wide range of needs. As for other adornments, there isn’t a lot in the way of luxury. Instead of chrome accents, Mitsubishi went for unpainted matte black pieces to add some contrast and cut on some costs. You do get steel wheels that come in at 16-inches in diameter instead of the standard aluminum alloy found in higher trims.
Now with a Dynamic Shield design, the cab and chassis variant picks up where the old L200 left off. Starting at P815,000, this model comes with a manual transmission and a 4x2 drivetrain. Price can go up depending on the customer’s needs with regard to the rest of the body. As for looks, the new pickup comes equipped with a black plastic bumper and a single cab with only two doors. Being a commercial model, the variant comes has basic features and comforts and not much else. A 2.5-liter engine beats under the hood of this variant. No official specifications have been released by Mitsubishi Motors, but the engine is expected to produce about 134 hp and 324 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is also the only transmission option that comes bolted onto the engine. The wheels are in steel, though no specific size is stated, and as with other Cab and chassis models, the ground clearance is on the lower side.